When Mike King stepped down, Jamie Staff was quick to fill his shoes at the OTC
photo: USA Cycling
With two Olympic games under his belt, Mike King stepped down as Director of the Olympic BMX program, turning the position over to former #1 Pro and Gold Medal Olympic cyclist, Jamie Staff. In a letter to the team riders, here is a little of what Jamie had to say.
“As the new leader of this program, my goal will be to get the USA BMX Program back to being the dominating force on the World stage. I will be using the skills I developed in my long career as a cyclist, as well as my newly developed skills as a Director/coach to make the USA BMX program a force to be reckoned with. I am excited to get back into the Sport of BMX and look forward to passing down my knowledge to the amazing talent we have in this country.
I look forward to working with USA BMX as they help develop the young riders by providing the Worlds best BMX racing series, industry leading bike companies with their support of these young riders as they chase their dreams and then the support from the USOC to help mold future Olympic Champions with all the amazing resources they are able to provide us with.”
Working previously with the US Sprint cycling team, Jamie is no stranger to the Olympic Training Center, but we have to say, we are glad to see him back in BMX. Expect more on this in the near future. Also note that USAC has yet to make an official release on the position, though the news has been verbally confirmed by all parties.